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Start Date: January 2019

Salary: L28 – L34 Contract Term: Permanent

St Thomas More is an exceptional school with strong foundations which will provide a basis for even greater things in the years to come. St Thomas More is part of the St Francis of Assisi Multi Academy Trust (also known as Bedford Catholic Schools). The Trust is made up of: St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and Sixth Form; Inspirit Teaching School; St John Rigby Catholic Primary School and St Joseph’s & St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School.  

The Trust’s mission has 3 clear aims:

Excellence Together: We strive to work, as a family of Catholic schools, to secure outstanding outcomes for all our students.

Uniqueness: We recognise all of the students as being made in God's image. By learning in a community founded on Gospel values, we make certain that they are prepared for their lives ahead.

Education for All: We ensure that the students, of all abilities and backgrounds, are supported to achieve their very best. 

As Headteacher of St Thomas More you will be at the forefront of driving our mission forward not only within the school but across our whole community. The Trust endeavours to establish systems and support mechanisms to enable our Headteachers to focus on what really matters – that teaching, learning and the spiritual welfare and development of all our students is outstanding.

We are looking for a Headteacher with a desire to see Catholic education further grow and flourish under their leadership in a school that supports the faith journeys of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds. 

We are looking for a candidate with the vision to both retain the successful characteristics and systems clearly already evident within the school, but also to look to the future and have the drive and enthusiasm to ensure that St Thomas More continues to provide an outstanding education for all our students and puts them in a strong position to secure ongoing success in a world of changing possibilities. 

This role will, without a doubt, provide a richness of opportunity for the successful candidate, not only as Headteacher, but also in the growing opportunities to support local and diocesan developments through the Inspirit Teaching School. You will also be at the forefront of developing system leadership in a changing landscape as we start to develop structural links with the other multi academy trust in the north of the diocese. This is an exciting time to be part of our Trust.

To apply, please complete and submit an application form with a supporting statement on no more than 2 pages of A4. You will need to state clearly how you meet the requirements described in the Job Description. Please include your educational philosophy and demonstrate how this has informed your work to date. 

Visits are recommended for any candidate wishing to be considered for the post. For an informal discussion please contact Richard Lucas.  To arrange a visit please contact Charlotte Adams at Academicis on 01223 907 971.

The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. 

Please note we do not accept CV’s. 

St Thomas More is an equal opportunities employer.

For further information please contact Richard Lucas at Academicis on:

Switchboard: 01223 907 979 DD: 01223 907 971

Email: Richard Lucas’ PA Charlotte Adams at

All applications are to be sent to Charlotte Adams no later than 12 noon on 

Monday 17th September 2018

Interview dates: w/c Monday 24th September 2018